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Are Facts Enough?

Colin Beavan’s essay in YES magazine, What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds, speaks to how facts may not be enough to change minds. As he says, Facts and figures are wonderful tools, but they are not a communications strategy. It is a short essay worth reading.

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Antarctica Ice Hits a Record Low

The WunderBlog has an excellent summary of the current state of Antarctica Ice in their post Sea Ice Extent in Antarctica Bottoming Out at Lowest on Record.  The chart here comes from the NSIDC Interactive Chart and is a full version of the one in the article. A few tips on using …

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Melting Permafrost and a Feedback Loop

The BBC has a great article on a Siberian crater, the Batagaika crater, that is growing quickly due to melting permafrost. Excerpt from the article: As more permafrost thaws, more and more carbon is exposed to microbes. The microbes consume the carbon, producing methane and carbon dioxide as waste products. These …

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Peso Dollar Exchange rate in the News

This is not exactly a sustainability example, but it does exhibit the value of some basic regression skills. Drum’s post from yesterday, Fact Check: President Trump Has Nothing To Do With the Decline of the Peso, provides a graph of the Peso Dollar exchange rate for the last couple of …

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EPA Climate Change Impacts by Region

If you are looking for general information about the impacts of climate change the EPA is a place to start. Their climate change page has a map that breaks the U.S. in to regions and you can click on the region to answer the question What are the impacts of climate …

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